ABOUT ME


SARAH KLÄPP (1987), SWEDISH ARTIST, ILLUSTRATOR AND GRAPHIC NOVELIST. LIVING AND WORKING IN MALMÖ, SWEDEN.


Completed education at Serieskolan (School of Sequential Art) in Malmö in 2011 and have since shown works in solo exhibitions in Sweden and also in group exhibitions of selected artists and graphic novelists in Sweden and internationally.


My sequential art, graphic novels and illustrations are published in anthologies and books, including my graphic novel “What We Knew” (2015) and my picture book “Ichabod Kvick and Järnbläckfisken” (2012). Awarded grants from Sveriges Författarfond (The Swedish Authors’ Fund) and Konstnärsnämnden (The Swedish Arts Grants Committee) for my sequential novel and work as an artist.


I often works with drawing as the basis for my artistic works but my practice is multidisciplinary and incorporates also three dimensional pieces such as sculpture and art installations. 


                        In my artistry, I don’t generally seek to express or communicate a specific image or idea, or seek an understanding between myself and the viewer. The artwork is an exorcism, feelings rediscovered in a new physical form. I want my work to be a selfish experience, both for me as an artist and for the viewer.


                        Most important for me isn´t the concret or correct, but imagery that reflects how it feels to exist. In dreamlike works where fiction and reality meet, and the bizarre and beautiful merges, themes of symbolism, occultism, folk beliefs, animism and subconsious recur. 

                           

SARAH KLÄPP

Artist & Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 

GET IN TOUCH



Do you have a question or want to work together? I'd love to hear from you!


I'm available for exhibitions, illustrations, public art installations, comic comissions and other design or art work.


Interested in buying my art work or art prints of my illustrations? Visit my shop or get in touch!


Also available for lectures and workshops!

 

Registrerad för f-skatt.


Telephone: +46 768 53 71 19

Address: Zenithgatan 2, 212 14 Malmö, Sweden

E-mail: hello@sarahklapp.com

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WHAT WE KNEW

GRAPHIC NOVEL, 2015

Published by C'est Bon Kultur



ICHABOD KVICK OCH JÄRNBLÄCKFISKEN

ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN'S BOOK, 2012

Published by Söderström/Schildt



PAPPERETS DRÖM

PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION, 2020

Commissioned by Torsås Municipalitiy

LATEST SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019


Skanska


MALMÖ / SWEDEN



2018


Italienska Palatset Gallery


VÄXJÖ / SWEDEN


"With these (ref. graphic novel "Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow"), Sarah Kläpp's House of Cards appears as an unusually elaborate and thematically coherent exhibition. A very unique one, with infectious humor and fascinating darkness." (Eng. translation from exhibition review in Swedish)


http://www.smp.se/kultur/nar-gulligt-blir-till-laskigt/


2018


Konsten Gallery


HELSINGBORG / SWEDEN


"Kläpp is a skilful artist and each drawing acquires weight and poise through her sure handed linework." (Eng. translation from exhibition review in Swedish)


https://www.hd.se/2018-09-08/en-tarotlek-for-valtider


2018


Bergkvara Konsthall


BERGKVARA / SWEDEN



2021


THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MANUPORTS


”In a fascinating way, the concept forms a bridge between modern man and our earliest predecessors - even to this day, there is nothing strange in picking up a special stone from the ground. It is a kind of innate craving that is hard to explain.”⁣⁣⁣


Helen Korpak writes about the exhibition for Kunstkritikk.com 


ART GRANTS & AWARDS


2022

Konstnärsnämnden /

The Swedish Arts Grants Committee


2021

Konstnärsnämnden /

The Swedish Arts Grants Committee



2020

Konstnärsnämnden /

The Swedish Arts Grants Committee



2016

Sveriges Författarfond /

The Swedish Authors’ Fund


2014

Konstnärsnämnden /

The Swedish Arts Grants Committee


2013

Malmö Kommun /

Malmö Municipality


2012

Malmö Kommun /

Malmö Municipality


2011

Sveriges Författarfond /

The Swedish Authors’ Fund



LATEST GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2021

Copenhagen Miniature Art /

Gallery Nybro, Copenhagen, Denmark


2021

The First International Festival of Manuports / Kohta Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland


2019

Velvet Ropes & GIFC /

Nevven Gallery, Göteborg


2019

Velvet Ropes & GIFC /

Steinsland Berliner Gallery, Stockholm


2018

Best of CBK /

Hybriden Gallery, Malmö



Workshops / Classes / Lectures

10 + years of experience

 

Experienced art teacher in among others "Painting", "Portrait Drawing", "Illustration, "Drawing and Writing Comics", "Life Drawing/Painting" and "Illustrating and Writing Children's Books".

 

  • Workshops in Graphic Novels/Comics and Children's Book Illustrations
  • Lecturer Sequential Art and Children's Book Illustrations